Under Data Protection legislation the Charity Trustees of Brackley Baptist Church are the Data Controller and we can be contacted via our website.

Information that we collect is to enable the church to run our Youth and Children's Work safely and in order to contact you (or another nominated adult) should an emergency arise.

Data Protection legislation allows us to process this information as we regard it as being in the church's legitimate interest. If you are unable to supply the information requested, then we will be unable to admit or involve your child in our activities.

The information supplied will be held and be kept securely. Only the Minister, Church Secretary and the youth work leaders will have access to this information.

Six months after your child stops coming to our youth work activities the information will be destroyed; unless you have ticked the box asking us to keep you informed about future activities we think your child might be interested in attending. If this is the case, we will retain your details for the sole purpose of notifying you of such events. We will NOT pass on this information to anyone else.

You have the right to ask to be removed from this circulation list at any time.

If you are concerned about the way your information is being handled, please speak to our Data Protection Trustee. E-mail secretary.brackley.baptist@gmail.com

If you are still unhappy you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioners Office.


The church recognises and accepts its responsibility for providing, so far as is reasonably practicable, a safe and healthy environment with a view to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of all those who use the church premises. The church will, therefore, take all necessary steps within its power to meet its responsibilities as far as is reasonably practicable by, among other arrangements:

  • 1.1. maintaining the church premises in a condition that is safe and without risk to health and providing and maintaining means of access to and egress from it that are safe and without such risks,
  • 1.2. providing and maintaining furnishings and equipment which are safe and without risks to health,
  • 1.3. assessing the risk to the health and safety of those who use the church premises,
  • 1.4. ensuring the safety and absence of risks to health in connection with the use, handling, storage and transport of articles, equipment, furniture, and substances,
  • 1.5. the provision of such information, instruction, training, and supervision as is necessary to ensure the health and safety of those who use the church premises,
  • 1.6. the provision and maintenance of a proper environment for the church's employees, leaders, helpers, and volunteers that is safe, without risks to health, and adequate as regards facilities and arrangements for their welfare,
  • 1.7. arranging for suitable induction programmes and training; consulting, where necessary, with all employees, leaders, helpers and volunteers on the effectiveness and implementation of this policy; and any necessary changes,
  • 1.8. ensuring that adequate funds and resources are available for conducting this policy.

The Leadership Team, as the church's charity trustees, have overall responsibility for health and safety. They have given a Health and Safety brief to a specific Trustee, and this Trustee will be responsible for the fulfilment of this policy and for the issue of supplementary policy statements where this may be necessary.

2. The responsible Trustee will, either personally or in liaison with other individuals:

  • 2.1. carry out and file an annual risk assessment of the church's premises and activities, report the outcome to the Leadership Team, and ensure that any necessary actions arising from the risk assessment are implemented and recorded,
  • 2.2. co-ordinate the implementation of the church's Health and Safety Policy (including Fire Safety),
  • 2.3. conduct investigations of any accidents and recommend measures for preventing their recurrence,
  • 2.4. ensure that accident and other appropriate records are maintained and returned to the appropriate bodies,
  • 2.5. ensure that all appropriate arrangements are made to provide for first aid,
  • 2.6. ensure that all food safety legislation is complied with,
  • 2.7. arrange safety training courses, as may be necessary or desirable, so that specific legal requirements are adhered to and that any changes in such requirements are complied with and communicated to employees, leaders, helpers and volunteers as necessary,
  • 2.8. ensure that, where necessary, all relevant safety regulations are prominently displayed, that all emergency procedure notices are properly always exhibited and clearly visible,
  • 2.9. ensure that access to and from emergency exits and fire equipment are not impaired and that corridors are kept free from obstructions other than of a temporary and partial nature.

3. All volunteers, ministers, employees, leaders, helpers, and tenants will:

  • 3.1. take reasonable care of their health and safety, and of the health and safety of other persons who may be affected by a person's act or omissions while working or helping,
  • 3.2. as regards any duty or requirement imposed on the church or any person by or under any of the relevant statutory provisions, co-operate with the church as far asis necessary to enable that duty or requirement to be performed or complied with,
  • 3.3. ensure that they shall not intentionally or recklessly neither interfere with nor misuse anything provided in the interest of health, safety or welfare, in pursuance of any of the relevant statutory provisions,
  • 3.4. make themselves familiar with and always conform to the Health and Safety Policy of the church,
  • 3.5. observe all safety rules, procedures, and codes of practice at all times, and in particular be fully conversant with the procedures to be followed in the event of a fire or any other emergency,
  • 3.6. conform to all the food safety regulations that are applicable to themselves,
  • 3.7. co-operate with the church to enable it to perform the duties and requirements under the provisions of all health and safety legislation, including participating in any initial or other training if called upon to do so,
  • 3.8. report to the responsible Trustee all accidents or hazardous occurrences or dangers whether persons are injured or not as soon as is reasonably practicable,
  • 3.9. ensure that all working equipment and materials used by them are in a safe and serviceable condition and that no cables or wires are left in such a position as to be likely to cause anyone to trip,
  • 3.10 have regard to the possible consequences of their actions on the health, safety and welfare of all those persons who at any time and for whatever purpose may or will use the church premises.